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Letter to the Editor Sir, I really must take issue with Cllr Ingall’s statement of the 4 March when he said that ” we do have plans to provide affordable housing and by that I mean social housing that is truly affordable, at council house…

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Harlow Conservative Party – You couldn’t make it up! Dear Editor, COUNCILLOR Mark Ingall was right to highlight ‘an act of rank hypocrisy’ in the behaviour of Harlow Conservative Councillors & ECC Councillors in his recent press release on 05/03/2020. At the January Council Meeting…

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Dear Editor, SEEING that Ringway Jacobs have had their contract to maintain lighting in Essex renewed perhaps they will now get on with doing their job. There is a very efficient looking website to report issues but whether it is ever used by Ringway Jacobs…

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The Exploitation of Low Paid Workers Will Contribute to the Spread of Coronavirus By Shannon Jezzard Blogpost YOU can’t log onto Twitter or Facebook, or turn on the news without hearing about the spread of coronavirus. Whilst we must avoid the scaremongering, we need to…

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Blogpost: Are We Living in a World of Fear? DO you ever go to work feeling like you won’t do a good enough job when you go to work tomorrow? Do you ever go and sit an exam thinking you’ll fail even though you know…

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Letter to the Editor Sir, Can you believe anything you read in The Harlow Sun? MANY residents across the town will have received the Tory Party’s Harlow Sun through their door over the weekend. An article on page three gives the impression that the removal…

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Dear Editor, It is good to know that Harlow Council is, at last, taking this issue seriously. My up-to-date analysis of the HMO public registers reveals that Harlow has 322 licensed HMOs. Significantly, not mentioned in the Council’s report, is that 59 of them are…

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Blogpost by Nishall Garala Be Kind. Always. ONE of my favourite quotes is “You never know what someone is going through. Be kind. Always.” This quote says a thousand things in a very simple way. It tells you to be kind to each other, it…

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IMPRESS welcomes the Government’s first response to the Online Harms consultation that suggests it is minded to give Ofcom new powers to regulate user generated content on the internet. This is a unique opportunity to comprehensively update media regulation in the UK and to ensure…

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Sir, So what have I learnt from the two exhibitions so far, having attended on Saturday morning. 1. Nothing will be done to alleviate the already heavily congested traffic using Southern Way, set to get much worse with all the new homes to be built…

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A FEW weeks ago, the Essex Schools Cross Country Championships for Year 7 and 8 students took place near Upminster. Just under 800 school pupils competed on what was, by all reports, a great festival of running. Not a single Harlow school was represented. Before…

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By Michael Casey BACK in 1974, I played for a not very good football team called Meadow Athletic. We had our medals presentation evening at Victoria Hall in Old Harlow. The MP Stan Newens came along to present the medals. Stan, who was a history…

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Visiting Auschwitz by Robert Halfon Auschwitz teaches us not to hate Germans This article was first written and published in 2013 ONE of the most shameful things I remember doing as a very young child, was to be rude to a German lady who was…

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Dear Editor, DID you know that by setting a target, such as a marathon or bike ride, has helped a quarter (25%) of people get fitter in the past? Other successful ways proven to keep your fitness goals on track are; exercising with family and…

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Dear Editor, JUST a quick thought if you ever have the unpleasant task of dealing with Essex Police or Essex social services on child sexual exploitation issues. Hopefully, “pragmatism” will not be their watchword as it was in Manchester 15 years ago. On page 107…

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By Nishall Garala Smile. LIFE can be hard, we all know that. It doesn’t matter if you come from a lavish lifestyle or if you come from a poorer background, or anywhere in between, life is life and it has its ups and downs. That’s…